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Costa Concordia


Al94

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Costa Concordia is the largest passenger ship to be lost in service since RMS Titanic 100 years ago

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Diemmess

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What to do about the wreck?

Is it even possible to tow it to a dry dock? That is some tear in the ship's bottom and maybe there is another on the submerged side.

It is also possible that it went aground at a cruising speed and now is hopelessly high if not dry. Perhaps it is perched with relatively deep water around and the risk of breaking up.

A long story to please the press and spawn many an hour of TV documentaries!

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Graham*

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As I posted earlier, a wreck in Goa is still there 10 yeard later:

"Two contracts were terminated and eight tenders cancelled in the last nine years highlighting the extent of deliberate bungling within political circles here over the bid to remove the rusting ship."

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sunnystaines

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i think it is lying bad side up so i would thought they could repair the gash, then right the ship drain the water and tow to docks either at civtavecchia or livorno.

A few weeks ago we did this route along the itai coast on a cruise ship [indep of seas] and it kept well clear of those islands.

one report said no emergency drills run before sailing, all uk ones do this before setting sail

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carver

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That is a big hole and it's still got the rock lodged in it.

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Al94

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All the cruise ships I have been on, mostly American lined, do a full muster station drill on the first day before the ship sails. There is no way that ship will be patched and righted, she weighs over 100,000 tonnes.

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Al94

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Lines, not lined! Break up on site is the only possible option, a mammoth task as she is a huge ship.

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wiz-king

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Lifeboat drill is a bit harder now that the ships have passengers embarking at almost every stop. I heard one passenger report that they had a safety video on the airline flight to meet the boat.

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brindly

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I seem to remember some years ago a Swedish or Danish company that specialises in this type of recovery used air bags inside the damage hull, can't remember if it worked but we have moved on since then. I just want to make this point and please no abuse but don't make judgments on the news reports, wait for the facts.

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Al94

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Generally that isn't how it works, passengers embark at port of origination of cruise and joining elsewhere is not the norm

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Bingalau

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If part of the rocks it hit is embedded in the hull, then divers may be able to find where it was ripped from the seabed. This could tell if the ship was on course or not. I know trying to find the exact spot will be like looking for a needle in a haystack, but it can be done. It could also clear the navigator's and the captains opinion that they were on the correct course. If they have orange/black boxes on board ships these days then that should also tell the truth about what happened. We hope!

I am also appalled that the captain left his ship when there were still passengers aboard. Looking at the ship he should still be aboard even now.

Don't modern ships have double hulls?

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